On this day: April 19

POSTED: 12:37 PM PDT Apr 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 18, 2016 

The American Revolutionary War breaks out, the Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Waco siege ends in a deadly blaze, and homegrown terrorists strike Oklahoma City, all on this day.

OTD April 19 - Pierre Curie
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1906: French physicist and Nobel laureate Pierre Curie dies at age 46 in a street accident in Paris, France, after falling under a heavy horse-drawn cart and fracturing his skull. Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 along with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel for their contributions in the discovery of radium and polonium.


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